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Everyday belongings: Theorising the self, society and change

17 February 2012

Manchester, United Kingdom | Kanaris Theatre, Manchester Museum



A one-day symposium at the University of Manchester
Co-organised by the Morgan Centre at the Unviersity of Manchester and the Centre for Research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging at the University of East London


Belonging has been identified as a ‘fundamental need’ for humans across time and space. Moreover, questions of belonging continue to dominate the media and political agendas, whether in relation to youth gangs in inner cities or ethnic minorities in national settings. This one day symposium offers a framework for thinking critically about the different scales, sources and modes of belonging. It draws together experts from a range of disciplines and will conclude with a round-table discussion featuring some of the leading scholars currently working in the field. We invite academics, policy-makers and other interested groups to participate in what promises to be an intellectually stimulating event, which will discuss the latest approaches to conceptualising and researching belonging.


Please note that places for this event are strictly limited to 35. If you would like to attend, please emai by 16 January 2012. For further information please contact: Dr Vanessa May ( or Dr Michael Skey (